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Future Manufacturing Factory: AMRC Factory 2050. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Collaborative Research Solving Real World Problems using Industry 4.0 Technologies
Apprenticeship Levy Engineering Business Full Explanation - What they are, how they work and the all you need to know to benefit your small business
Theory of Constraints Engineers Guide to Removing Bottlenecks in SMEs, pioneered by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. Theory of Constraints TOC is ideal for SME manufacturers and engineering consultants to identify and eliminate those limiting factors in production or operations
Manufacturing Sites That Matter: Take a look at this range of hand-picked websites that come highly recommended to provide expertise vital for manufacturing success
Interesting Engineers: Making a difference in society & doing interesting stuff. Let's get more youngsters in the profession & galvanize the public!
Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Helping you quickly solve problems, improve performance and grow, with our expertise
Human Factors: Designers can add value to capital goods used in engineering applications. Improved products perform better, look better and ultimately possess competitive advantage over rivals
Remanufacturing business help: Returning used products to their original specification and performance. Repair, restore and replace worn product parts.
Gemba is related to management by sight. Japanese in origin, it means ‘the real place’. In Lean Manufacturing, the Gemba refers to the place where the work actually takes place.
Automation for Small Manufacturers: Automation involves using computerized control systems for the efficient production of products or processing of materials. It typically assists Lean Manufacturing
3D Printing Industry Trends: There has been a lot reported about 3D Printing, both within industry and in the media. Let’s separate the hype from what’s useful to engineers and small manufacturers
Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports setting out the future trends for SME Manufacturers
CADCAM: Using CAD Models to automate CNC machining of components – ideal for complex geometry parts
Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Keeping engineers and SME manufacturers informed of trends & future opportunities. Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
3D Scanning Reverse Engineering: Bringing physical objects into the 3D digital environment. Used during product development, for quality inspection and to digitally construct the factory environment
The best engineers are often highly effective managers and inspirational leaders. If you are ambitious and aim to advance your career, obtaining engineering leadership skills is crucial to your growth
3D Printing technology has revolutionized the world of printing. Over the years, it has developed four-foldedly.
A point to point guide in organizing the process of delivering a product. If you are creative but lack experience in transforming your idea into result,
A great engineering leader uses the autocratic and the democratic style depending on the situation. He always plan before acting. He has the emotional,
Exceptional work. Contains all knowledge essential to leading teams that excell in quality and effectiveness.
Marketing for Manufacturing Businesses: Grow sales and increase profits by pulling together and executing a great marketing strategy, designed for small manufacturing businesses
The Detailed Design stage can produce a range of technical documentation and data which should facilitate smooth and economical production. Consider these ideas to assist your manufacturing business
Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE is a method of measuring key aspects of production, and then working towards improvements based on information and data.
For small manufacturers, Production and Manufacturing Engineering considerations will involve design engineers working closely with shop floor-based technicians, engineers and suppliers.
Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain? Everybody seems to mention it, but how can small manufacturers fully understand and win work in the Supply Chain?
State-of-the-art-Technologies: How you can gain competitive advantage with 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT and Industry 4.0
3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers
Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Sources of practical help, plus details of initiatives and organisations ideal for improving skill levels and accessing vocational training programmes.
Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles
Engineering Analysis and Testing: Product development may include analysing a design, by modelling it to understand its performance under different simulated conditions. Thorough testing then follows.
The Concept Design stage includes generating ideas, and then screening them to identify the best ones. Following this the remaining ideas may be developed and tested before the best 1 is taken forward
3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products
Question: What are the qualities of a Great Engineering Leader? Answer: To be a great engineering (or any other field) leader, one must be a good allrounder,
Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: Director's Visit and Report - Advanced Manufacturing for Defence and Security Applications, at the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre Catapult
Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming Cycle: Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) is a continual improvement methodology championed by one of the founding fathers of quality management, Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
High-End-Automotive-Industry: Extensive use of virtual design and digital manufacturing throughout the product development process
Standard Operating Procedures show the current best way of doing something. A standard operating procedure (SOP) documents this ‘best practice’ so it is clearly understood by all.
Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. Remaining competitive often depends on the answer.
Your new Product Launch will require effort, resources and a well thought out plan. Again, depending on the nature of your product and the industry sector, product launch practices will vary.
Be clear who your competitors are and the threat they pose. Also see how Market Research can give you clarity about customer needs. See how mass customisation can exactly match customer requirements.